RIP Philo

Does anyone really give a damn about "famous" bloggers?

I know I don't...

I've never read Scoble (for example) enough to be sure, but the couple times I did read his blog it seemed like all it consists of is:

- talking about himself: what conference he's at, who he's talking to

- giving vague and bland evaluations of various companies/projects/products that he comes across - they're "cool" or "interesting" or "promising."  As I asked here once before, has anything he thought was hot ever taken off?

- uh.... that's about it.

Similarly w/ Jackie whatever Passey... she talks about how great she is, how great her boyfriend is...  Why does anyone care about that shit?

OTOH, after Joel posted a link to "Enplaned" (a blog about the airline industry), I started reading some flying blogs and they've been really interesting.  A couple by commercial pilots for big North American airlines, a couple by pilots of corporate jets, some columns (not a blog) by air traffic controllers.  These have all been interesting because it's been an education on a subject I knew very little about (and was totally mistaken about a lot of things), and although there are some "flying blog personalities," what makes them interesting to me is that they're loaded with expert content, not just the writer's opinions of every stupid little thing that crosses their mind.

Uh, what was the point...  I forget what I started to say... something about how I don't care about the Kathy Sierra "uproar" because I don't care what Scoble or the Instapundit guy think about anything.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 28th, 2007 6:57pm
And, speaking of Kathy Sierra, I'm really pissed that Dennis came up w/ the analogy "what if Joel did this..."  Up until that point, I thought he was just taking an obnoxiously extreme opinion for the fun of it, but I haven't been able to come up with any counter-argument to it.  Prick.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 28th, 2007 7:00pm
The "Similarly w/ Jackie whatever Passey..." blog is odd because it is transparently commercial.  All the nutriwhatever adds.  The "I just bought this tea kettle" posts with the affiliate link to amazon.  Yet behind it all is a stupid, scared little girl.
Permalink Oddposter 
March 28th, 2007 7:15pm
I ain't scared of you, old man. Come and get it, baby. Come and get it.

(What's wrong with pimping a little teapot? It's like AdSense but smarter. That Jane Galt gal does it.)
Permalink Send private email The Über-Ich of Jackie Passey 
March 28th, 2007 7:28pm
"Similarly w/ Jackie whatever Passey... she talks about how great she is, how great her boyfriend is...  Why does anyone care about that shit?"

Um, apparently... you?
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 28th, 2007 7:36pm
does Jane Galt do that too?  I've never read her.
Permalink Oddposter 
March 28th, 2007 7:38pm
No, people post links here, I'll usually check them out, and might poke around a site a bit to see what it is.

By contrast, starting with the site Joel mentioned, there are now about 1/2 dozen pilot blogs I check regularly, and a couple other web sites.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 28th, 2007 7:42pm
I just knew this was going to be about Kathy Sierra.